From: WALTZ David
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 6:10 PM
To: STEBBINS Adam
Cc: PREAMEL@aol.com ; VERRET Greg J ; email@example.com
Subject: RE: Recommendation for Mid-Coast TMDL Technical Advisory Committee
Thanks for the information and referral.
Here’s a brief update on the MidCoast TMDL Stakeholder process: DEQ received confirmation from EPA-Region 10 are supporting our proposal for Facilitation and Mediation activities, through their National Watershed Contract. They identified a primary contractor (the Cadmus Group) who will manage the project in collaboration with DEQ.
DEQ is in the early stages of working with Oregon Consensus (OC) on gathering background information and lists of stakeholders for Phase 1 of the project (OC’s initial assessment). Once we get a contract for Phase 1 in place (optimistically, end of April), they will interview a representative sampling of stakeholders (and potential advisory committee members) and develop a facilitation process. Those interviews could be with either individuals or organizations (public, non-profit or private). We will include information in our next update on the TMDL (April).
I will put Mr. Kingsbury on that contact list, along with Benton County and the Alsea Watershed Council. However, we can’t ask OC to do anything specific, including contacting prospective advisory committee members, until they are under contract for Phase 1.
After Phase 1 is complete, we plan to work with Cadmus to develop a scope of work and budget for Phase 2 and a FINAL contract that will fund OC as the subcontractor for the stakeholder process, hopefully through summer 2012. Of course, after Phase 1, OC will have the option whether or not to take this project on.
Here’s a link to OC’s website: http://www.orconsensus.pdx.edu/
Please let me know if you have questions.
R. David Waltz
TMDL Basin Coordinator
Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
165 East 7th Ave.-Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
From: STEBBINS Adam [mailto:Adam.Stebbins@CO.Benton.OR.US]
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:16 PM
To: WALTZ David
Cc: PREAMEL@aol.com; VERRET Greg J; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Recommendation for Mid-Coast TMDL Technical Advisory Committee